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ArpitNext [PersonRank 7]

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
3 years ago52,897 views

simplest solution is this greasemonkey script, works fine with Chrome and Firefox.

userscripts.org/scripts/show/9 ...

(Firefox users need Greasemonkey Add-on, Chrome users: Install directly)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

I find instant previews really annoying. Using several machines and browsers, even with an add-on option it's problematic when Google.com choses such defaults. Same for opening links from results in a new window in China... I can disable it once, but using several machines and browsers and often emptying the cache for development purposes will get rid of the setting...

Above 2 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Varunkumar [PersonRank 0]

3 years ago #

You may want to check out this script as well – blog.varunkumar.me/2010/11/how ... It adds a button to enable / disable Instant Previews

Thanks,
Varun

B. Moore [PersonRank 1]

3 years ago #

Add these 3 rules to AdBlockPlus:
google.com##.vspib
google.com##.vspi
google.com###vspb

Say by by to previews.

Bob Stevens [PersonRank 0]

3 years ago #

Yeah, I agree those previews just seem to get in the way.

Maybe Google will dump them? It's not a horrible idea, but maybe they should only come up when the magnifying glass is clicked on?

Google being clean and simple is what I like about it.

-Bob

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

[put at-character here]ArpitNext Very well done. Recently I was looking for a script like this.

GoogleGeeksHater [PersonRank 0]

3 years ago #

Google seems to be doing worse and worse ... I guess that's what happens when you keep on hiring uncreative geeks. The day Facebook will rule over the web seems more and more likely.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

It's Google's Inevitable Ruin: blogoscoped.com/forum/175509.h ...

I wish Google offered an option (if I'm logged in) for "Classic Google" that would put everything back to the way it was a year or two ago...

-No Instant Previews
-Let me use Up/Down arrows to scroll SERP again
-No Instant Search
-Left align SERP
-Better, more accurate search results like it used to be
-No Yahoo or Bing-like icons on SERP
-No "Search Options" Sidebar always open
-Use classic Google logo without the extra bright colors
-No customizable google.com background image
-Bring back the classic blue border at top & bottom of SERP
-No more giant search box and giant search buttons
-Classic Google Image search

What else am I missing?

Maybe they could let us mix-and-match and turn these on/off individually or altogether...

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

> I wish Google offered an option (if I'm logged in) for "Classic Google"

I use encrypted.google.com/ and I don't get any of that fancy stuff.

Ironically, there is a link on that page that says "Go to Classic Google", but it actually goes to the fancy-schmancy Google.

Speedy [PersonRank 0]

3 years ago #

you may want to see this clip youtu.be/FS8Ox56WuPM

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